I have the coolest mom ever.
She somehow found--yep--the "Encyclopedia of Legendary Creatures," that formative text of my childhood which has been out of print for more than twenty years. The text where I first encountered the Thing That Starts With "A", the ahuizotl, immortalized--or at least dredged up briefly--in my comic "Irrational Fears." The book that evidentally scared the widdle out of a great many readers as well as myself, judging by the number who wrote to register that they, too, suffered childhood trauma from it. That...is...so...cool.
I swore I was only gonna open one present today, and I'm wowed already.